SS Visor - your help is needed
I have seen here in the forum that there is a good discussion culture
in giving your opinions to the shown items. Well this is not in every forum
the case. The visor in question was discussed to "death" in another
well known forum.
Its from the same source where i have got my black SS visor
My observation is that the sweatband is resewn, You can see the stitched along the
whole outside. The eagle is original imo, the scull which was mounted was a M1/52 fake
(easy to spot).
Here are the pics of the visor, if you need more pls ask
03-09-2014 09:20 AM
The cap could well be real, but had originally a paper sweat band, which, here, has been replaced by a later, post war one.
You need the paper sweat band in grey, which is not especially easy to find.
See my item here. Photo courtesy Grenadier Militaria.
The zinc Totenschaedel badge is not so difficult to find, go to Telesmanich. He has them more or less often.
Please go more into the details. The answer "Not for me", is what i meant with discussed to death
Thanks for your understanding
Here is a similar, authentic example, and I have others in my archive. Photo courtesy Grenadier Militaria.
The cap could be a good one, your opinion is more then welcome
I have got also positive PMs in another forum.
I also like that cap, there's some trace of restoring as said above, the eagle is a late war Assmann, so you'd better add a Assmann skull to that one.
This is a typical late made cap, which are always kind of a wreck, but they are real and quite rare.
It is also true that there are many fakes that more or less appear similar, but your piece has traits that I like and consider a sign of authenticity.
You should send the thing to Ben VK to have it restored.